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Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

de Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo PublicAffairs par Kirsten Courault

publié le 01/03/2021

By reading this koob, you will learn how studying the economic lives of the poor can reveal how to fight global poverty.

You will also learn:

  • How a lack of resources leads to increased risk

  • The poor do not benefit from institutions designed for the rich

  • Why many of those in poverty own failing small businesses

  • The impact that good education and nutrition can have on the future

  • Poverty can be fought through gradual, specific, and concrete interventions

To fight global poverty, it’s important to understand the poor’s own agency and their needs. While institutions built for the rich encourage stability, saving, and access to capital, the poor must make complex and well-thought-out choices with difficult livelihoods and little institutional support. People often blame those in poverty for remaining in their own situation, but they too often offer incomplete and misinformed solutions to help. Are you ready to learn how a deeper understanding of the poor’s economic choices can help alleviate global poverty?

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